Realme 5iSource: Realme

What you need to know

  • Realme launched its latest budget Android smartphone in India today.
  • The new Realme 5i, which debuted in Vietnam earlier this week, comes with a massive 5,000mAh battery and quad rear cameras.
  • Realme 5i will go on sale in the country starting January 15 for ₹8,999 ($126).

Following its formal unveiling in Vietnam earlier this week, Realme today launched the Realme 5i in India. Featuring a "sunrise design" and impressive hardware, the Realme 5i is another solid addition to the company's impressive smartphone portfolio.

The Realme 5i comes with a 6.5-inch "Mini-Drop" display with HD+ resolution and an 89% screen-to-body ratio. It is powered by Qualcomm's Snapdragon 665 processor, paired with 4GB of RAM and 64GB storage.

On the back of the phone is a quad-camera array featuring a 12MP primary sensor, 8MP wide-angle lens with a 119° field-of-view, 2MP macro camera, and a 2MP depth sensor for portrait shots. For selfies, the phone is equipped with an 8MP selfie camera, housed within the waterdrop notch at the top of the display.

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Aside from the quad-camera setup, the other major highlight is the phone's massive 5,000mAh battery. While it only comes with a 10W charger in the box, the phone does offer reverse charging support, which means you can use it as a power bank to charge your other mobile devices. The Realme 5i runs Android 9 Pie with ColorOS 6.1 skin running on top.

Realme 5i will be available for purchase in India starting January 15 via Flipkart as well as Realme.com. Priced at ₹8,999 ($126) in the country, the phone will be available in Aqua Blue and Forest Green colors. Launch offers include benefits worth ₹7,550 for Jio subscribers, 10% SuperCash via MobiKwik, and additional ₹500 exchange bonus from Cashify.

Realme 5i

Realme 5i is one of the company's most impressive budget smartphones yet, featuring Qualcomm's Snapdragon 665 chipset and a massive 5,000mAh battery with reverse charging support. You also get an AI quad-camera setup and a large 6.5-inch display with minimal bezels.

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